Monday, July 25, 2011

Updates + Giveaway

I've gone a little M.I.A for a bit and I sure miss reading blog posts which means I have so much to catch up on. God has been great in the past weeks and somehow I've been more busy than I can ever imagine mind you I have no job or school at the moment just so much to do. This would be a quick one but I will be back in full force by Aug. 13th but in the mean time there shall be quick posts or updates on my numerous summer trips and project.

Currently reading: Sex is not the problem Lust is- Joshua Harris
Currently on replay: Wrap me in your arms - William McDowell
Craving for: Contemporary or Gospel choir Concert
Excited for: Birthday, family getaway and visit to A-Square

As you may have known from my previous post. YSU is officially 1 Year old on 7/26 and I'm so thankful for all my lovely Followers,you all have make this blog easy to keep coming back and lively. Cheers and shout out to a few follower, my very first followers Ms. Blessing .... my most recent follower Dammy Jewel ...and anothr sout out to the ones who comment the most Blessing, Myne, Midst of hers, and Naijamum...

You guys are pretty much awesome so because of that I'd like to do a book giveaway. The greatest leaders are usually readers so here are some books that I have enjoyed reading and I'm sure you would too.

1. Understanding the Power of Praise - David Oyedepo

2. Every Young Woman's Battle - Shannon Ethridge

3. Every Young Man's Battle - Stephen Arterburn,

4. A love Rekindle - (Our very own blogger and Writer) Myne Whitman

5. Single with a Difference - Faith Oyedepo

6. Not Even A hint - Joshua Harris


1. Leave a comment on this post with your name and/or Email
2.From the 6 books above list your top 2 preferences

Note: Giveaway is open to all and winner shall be announce on Aug. 11th :)


Monday, July 4, 2011

Language Challenge....Esan

Esan by mzysunspoken

Hey y'all this is my response to sugabelly language chanllege, Its basically to get the Nigerian everyone to do a post once in a while in their various languages. I actually had fun doing this so you guys should definitely check out others who already participated in the challenge on sugabelly page

Hello, hi,how are you guys hope you are all fine

Like I said before my name is YSU or that’s what I use to write here on blogville
I’m so excited I can speak esan this afternoon
Like I said before I was born in esan land and came to the US at 12
Before I came here I was in Lagos for 2 years so I understand very welll
So you Yoruba people who are doing this challenge I’m excited because I can understand pretty much everything you guys are saying and I don’t need translation

Today I have not much to say
Esan is the only language that I speak at home to my father and mother and its great cause when I went home in 2008 some people that don’t know me thought I was from Lagos or Abuja they never thought I left naija for a bit apart from my super light skin like oyibo but once I speak Esan they are like oh this one na real omo Esan because my esan was quite tight.
I find it very difficult to speak English to my parents its sound so foreign
And sometime my mom get angry when I’m speaking esan to them when people are around
Because its kind of very rude

I think all Nigerian languages are very beautiful. So it is very important that we speak our language
It is not good that a child cannot even understand anything
At least speak a for them to understand even if they can’t speak it there is not problem
And if you don’t speak any dialect like madam sting said speak pidgin to them
So they can understand or speak something from their culture/Nigeria
Like I said before I have not much to say
So before I go let me teach you guys 4 things
When you wakeup- or anytime during the day you say "Lgiesan" or "Lagiensan Owen" if they are older than you. This is our  regular greeting
"Bodiaye" which means “how are you”
"Ofure" is the response to Bodiaye which means I’m fine
The fourth one I want to teach you guys is "Riabo"
In esanland where I'm from after eating we great "Riabo"...The elders around you say Riabo
It was funny once I went to visit a Yoruba family after eating I greated "Thank you sir' "Thank you ma"
They were laughing and ask why I was thanking them.
I told them we great after eating and it was funny that they don't have that in the yoruba culture
Even if its a man or woman even if the person is a day older than you, you must great after eather

So those where the four lesson for you guys maybe I will be back here for some more But Before I Leave here is a song for you guys

Who is listening to me that God Love
Who is listening to me that God stand for
Let us love one another so God can help us
It is not what the world says that God’s say

Aright bye for now.

Here are the rules:

1. It DOES NOT MATTER how well you can speak your language. The goal is to speak regardless. So don't worry if you don't speak that well or you have to include lots of English words. ALL language levels are welcome.

2. Video posts or Audio posts are strongly preferred. This is because the point is to hear and enjoy the spoken language. Written posts are frowned upon but will be accepted too. ^_^

3. Please always provide a translation for your readers of other ethnicities! Translations should be in English and can be in the form of captions under a video post, or written transcripts for audio and written posts.

4. Please tag each participating post as - language challenge - and post the link here in the comments so I can link to it and make all of them easy to find.

5. Please encourage other Nigerian bloggers to post in Nigerian languages.


Friday, July 1, 2011

This is just the Beginning

Happy new month to all my lovely bloggers. It is only by His grace that we've come this far and definitely there are thousands of people who saw the beginning of this year but not the second half of the year.

Heading to an all night service in a less than 30 minutes so this shall be short. I promise myself to review my year goals on the first day of the 2nd half of the year. Here are the goals from my January post

1. Improve on this Blog and maybe inspire one or two persons or even myself
2. Travel to 2 other continents
3.Graduate and get admission into grad. school
4. Grow closer and bigger in Christ
5. Expand in all direction with Youth Ministry
6. Expand my School Supply Drive- Nigeria to other schools in other cities
7. Shop less
8. Build stronger relationship with certain people in my life.

1. One thing I know is I have been inspired by some of my old post and definitely seeing that I've grown in some ways
2. Ehh made it to one but does not look like I will be hitting the second continent :(
3. Still in progress but in December by God's grace I shall be a graduate
4. Still on it
5. The end of something is the beginning of a new thing....I have left my teen ministry to the younger group and all I can say is that I have never been so happy in my service. The girls are so adorable and that eager to learn which always make me smile.
6. Collected about 3000 pounds of school supplies in 3 months and I'm so thankful to all the people around me who donated and help out in any way. Starting shipment this month now the problem is how to I get these items from Lagos to Edo state but I know God is in charge
7 Haha this one is a Fail, works January and February but even now without a job i still shop every week :( Now you know its bad when you have 3 wardrobe...HEEEELLLLLPPPPP!!

I told you this would be fast! :)

On the other hand Yellow Sisi Unspoken blog turns 1 this month and my birthday is next month so I really wanted to do something for you lovely followers for keeping me motivated in this blog. I initially decided to give out some of my favorite books as giveaways but then I can only ship items to European countries or US and Canada which would be unfair to my other followers so now I need  other suggestion and Ideas to celebrate so what would you like to see on here? please and thank you!

Welcoming  beginning of the second half of the year with Jonathan's Expect the great